Sample Our Music

The following selections are taken from Peacherine’s live concerts and CD recordings.

Listen To That Dixie Band (1915)
One of PRSO’s standard “concert openers”, this up-tempo work was composed by one of the oft-overlooked composers from the ragtime era, George L. Cobb, in 1915. The work was popularized in concert programs across the United States.

Swanee (1918)
The music of George Gershwin is celebrated worldwide, but did you know he got his start at the end of the ragtime era? In 1918 he composed Swanee, which was later picked up by Al Jolson and popularized Gershwin’s name and music.
Pine Apple Rag (1908)
Scott Joplin is heralded as “The King of Ragtime Writers”, and almost every Peacherine program features at least one of his works. Here’s Pine Apple Rag, from 1908, known today as one of the main songs in the soundtrack to the 1974 Academy Award-winning film, THE STING.
The Aba Daba Honeymoon (1914)
America’s popular music started during the ragtime era, and nobody recreates it quite like PRSO and our vocalist William (Bill) Edwards. Here from 1914 is the original orchestration of The Aba Daba Honeymoon.

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Sample Audio Clips
Upcoming Events
February 6, 2020 – Morganton, NC – 7:30 PM

The Ragtime Masters, featuring Buster Keaton’s ONE WEEK! Concert and silent film program for the City of Morganton Municipal Auditorium, 401 S. College Street, Morganton, NC. For tickets and more information, visit: or call (828) 433-SHOW.

March 6, 2020 – Springfield, MO – 7:30 PM

Buster Keaton’s THE GENERAL (1926) Silent film program at the historic 1926 Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central E, Springfield, MO. For tickets and more information, visit: or call (417) 863-9491.

March 8, 2020 – Houston, TX – 5:00 PM

Buster Keaton: A Centennial Celebration! Silent film program at the University of Houston Clear Lake’s Bayou Theatre,  2700 Bay Area Blvd, Houston, TX. For tickets and more information, visit:, call (281) 283-2065 or email

March 10, 2020 – Ruston, LA – 7:30 PM

Masters of Silent Comedy! Silent film program at the historic Dixie Center for the Arts, 212 North Vienna St., Ruston, LA. For tickets and more information, visit: or call (318) 255-1450

Peacherine Orchestra Store
Stayin' Alive / Take On Me Vinyl 45 (NEW)!

PRSO's brand new covers of two modern songs in the ragtime style. Comes with digital download code. $10 USD plus shipping.

Jazzin' The Blues Away (NEW)!

Music from the Johnny Maddox Collection (BSW-2251). Includes the Pine Apple Rag, The Aba Daba Honeymoon, music selections by James Scott, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, and more! $20 USD

Knockout Drops and That International Rag - 78 RPM Vinyl

PRSO's first Vinyl 78. (BSW-595) $20 USD

Step With Pep CD

The Ragtime and Dance Music of Mel B. Kaufman (BSW-2234). PRSO's second CD featuring music by the "King of the One Step." $20 USD.

Elite Syncopations CD

Favorites from the Ragtime Era (BSW-2242). PRSO's third CD featuring a variety of ragtime favorites, including The Entertainer, Alexander's Ragtime Band, and more! $20 USD.